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Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte Make-Out in New Mumford & Sons Video

When the video for Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" begins, you think: snoozer. It looks like it might just be a few minutes of Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte, and Ed Helms goofing off, but only enough not to offend humorless folk fans.

Then suddenly, at a minute and a half, the whole thing picks up. The song goes from a sort of ballad to Mumford (and presumably sons) breaking down and bringing out tons of feelings. And then the actors start to act really funny.

The magical part of this video is how the amusement you feel watching these comedic geniuses intensifies the emotion that you get from the anthemic tune. It's like feeling guilty when you masturbate. Or something like that.

A silly Jason Bateman eggs the others on, Will Forte stays totally in Mighty Wind character, Jason Sudeikis pulls out the emotional faces and exaggerated folk guitar moves, and Ed Helms fumbles with instruments, acting out the songs' lyrics.

Right before a scene parodying O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the video comes to its homoerotic high point with Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte mouth to mouth in a passionate embrace. Watch the smooch for yourself and feel all the feelings in the world.



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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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